Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780099628712

Sleepers

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author

9780099628712: Sleepers

They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Every so often a manuscript hits the office and causes incredible buzz right from the start. I remember that we didn't circulate many copies of the mansucript, but as each person read it and passed it on to the next person who was clamoring for it, the commitment to SLEEPERS grew.

I will always remember taking my turn with the bound mansucript: I was on a Metro-North train on my way home to Connecticut. I was reading the most harrowing parts of the story, where the young boys were repeatedly raped and beaten and isolated. I was close to tears right there on the train; but what put me over the edge was a conversation I overheard at one point when I had come up for air. Several youngish broker types were chatting about nothing, and one of them said, "You know, the guys in my office are always complaining about how tough life is, how hard it is to make ends meet. I'm just sick of hearing it." By comparison to the experience of the boys in SLEEPERS, this smug bastard had life handed to him on a silver platter and it still wasn't good enough. Life was so good for him that he was simply beyond hearing about someone else's reality. That contrast caused the tears, and I only wish I'd had the courage to say something.

I should also say, and maybe I shouldn't, that while the movie had its good points, reading the book is a far more satisfying experience, tears and all. I don't think that anyone who reads Sleepers can come away unchanged. It isn't for the weak of stomach, but in the same sense that SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is a tough movie to watch, imagine having to live through it. That's why we read, and that's why some of us come to publishing.

Sheila Phelan, Director of Circulation

From the Inside Flap:

This is the true story of four young boys.  Four lifelong friends.  Intelligent, fun-loving, wise beyond their years, they are inseparable.  Their potential is unlimited, but they are content to live within the closed world of New York City's Hell's Kitchen.  And to play as many pranks as they can on the denizens of the street.  They never get caught.  And they know they never will.

Until one disastrous summer afternoon.

On that day, what begins as a harmless scheme goes horrible wrong.  And the four find themselves facing a year's imprisonment in the Wilkinson Home for Boys.  The oldest of them is fifteen, the youngest twelve.  What happens to them over the course of that year--brutal beatings, unimaginable humiliation--will change their lives forever.

Years later, one has become a lawyer.  One a reporter.  And two have grown up to be murderers, professional hit men.  For all of them, the pain and fear of Wilkinson still rages within.  Only one thing can erase it.

Revenge.

To exact it, they will twist the legal system.  Commandeer the courtroom for their agenda.  Use the wiles they observed on the streets, the violence they learned at Wilkinson.

If they get caught this time, they only have one thing left to lose: their lives.

Sleepers is the extraordinary true story of four men who take the law into their own hands.  Brilliantly written, it is a searing portrait of a system gone awry and of the people--some innocent, some not so innocent--who must suffer the consequences.  At the heart of Sleepers is a sensational murder trial that ultimately gives devastating, yet exhilarating, proof of street justice and truly defines the meaning of loyalty and love between friends.  Told with great humor and compassion, even at its most harrowing, Sleepers is an unforgettable reading experience.  It will leave you breathless.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York s West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York s West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by ballantine books 1995 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
music technology systems
(Greensburg, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ballantine books 1995, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new never read first edition softback book,very clean. Bookseller Inventory # MR8D420

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by 1996-04-04. (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996-04-04., 1996. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1767516

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by 1996-04-04. (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Internet Bookshop UK Ltd.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996-04-04., 1996. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1710398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 24mm. Paperback. They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they w.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 384 pages. 0.287. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice
(Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Random House UK | An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me . | Unzertrennlich sind vier Freunde, die im New Yorker Stadtteil Hell's Kitchen aufwachsen. Sie sind die Könige in ihrem Viertel und denken nicht an morgen. Bis sie eines Tages beinahe einen Menschen töten. Sie werden für ein Jahr in das Erziehungsheim Wilkinson Home eingewiesen, wo die Brutalität der Aufseher ihr Leben von Grund auf verändert. Doch viele Jahre später treffen sie sich wieder - und schmieden einen Plan . . . Die wahre Geschichte einer glücklichen Jugend und einer teuflischen Rache. Verfilmt mit Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman u. a. An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me . Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place . His second book, Sleepers , became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 270 gr | 384 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.91
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by Arrow 1996-04-04 (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(OXON, ., United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow 1996-04-04, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00563056

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.62
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by Arrow (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.60
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Carcaterra, Lorenzo Author
Published by Random House Uk Ltd Apr 1996 (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099628716 ISBN 13: 9780099628712
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Buchhandlung - Bides GbR
(Dresden, SA, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Uk Ltd Apr 1996, 1996. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. 197x133x24 mm. Neuware - Unzertrennlich sind vier Freunde, die im New Yorker Stadtteil Hell's Kitchen aufwachsen. Sie sind die Könige in ihrem Viertel und denken nicht an morgen. Bis sie eines Tages beinahe einen Menschen töten. Sie werden für ein Jahr in das Erziehungsheim Wilkinson Home eingewiesen, wo die Brutalität der Aufseher ihr Leben von Grund auf verändert. Doch viele Jahre später treffen sie sich wieder - und schmieden einen Plan . . . Die wahre Geschichte einer glücklichen Jugend und einer teuflischen Rache. Verfilmt mit Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman u. a. An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me . Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place . His second book, Sleepers , became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. 384 pp. Deutsch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099628712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.84
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book